Book Reviews of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Author: William Steig
ISBN-13: 9780138816810
ISBN-10: 0138816816
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a terrific book! I loved reading it to my daughter and now she loves reading it to me! Parents will enjoy reading this books to their kids as much as the kids will. It's a classic.
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This is a wonderful book for children!
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This book received the Caldecott Medal for art work. A delightful story about a donkey who finds a magic red pebble, and then turns into a rock! His parents miss him terribly. Selected as one of the 100 Best Books of the Century by the National Education Association.
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The beloved tale by Walter Steig is a classic for all generations.
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classic childrens book
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This book was a favorite of mine and my siblings growing up and my daughter loves it now as well!

Sylvester loves to collect pebbles. One day he finds a mysterious red pebble that can grant wishes! Just then a hungry lion shows up and Sylvester makes a wish that changes his life...for good? Or not?

What I really like about this book is that the author does not "talk down" or "dumb down" his books for children. I also love the use of irony and the happy ending.

Ages 5-9 on up!
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Loved this book! My kids ask for it almost every night right now. It is definitely the favorite of the month and such a nice message also.
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A bit long, but otherwise very enjoyable. Nice illustrations and interesting characters. Plus it has a great moral about the value of loved ones rather than material things. Good for reading aloud to ages 4 and up.
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A classic!
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Selected as one of the 100 best books of the century by the national education association.